Popularised around the world through comic strips, the Moomin series is above all a rich and sensitive body of comic strip work, created by Tove Jansson (1914-2001), an essential Finnish illustrator and author. Initially published as novels, the Moomin stories appeared as comic strips in “Ny Tid” (1947-48) and in the” London Evening News” (1954-1959).
The exhibition produced by the Belgian Comic Strip Center allows visitors to discover the world of a major twentieth-century lady author, with a rich and extravagant personality, served by a refined drawing style which continues to charm her readers in more than forty countries.
Jansson’s work is published in North America by Drawn & Quarterly.
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